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X-15 Aloft. First Free Flight Of Manned Space Plane, 1959/06/11


Published 1959
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Edwards AFB B-52 takes X-15 aloft under its wing, is "cut loose over Mojave Desert" landed by Scott Crossfield (2) Connecticut - Groton CT launch of USS George Washington Polaris sub (partial newsreel)


Production Company Universal Studios
Audio/Visual sound, b&w

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Reviewer: Andrew Brodie - - September 12, 2005
Subject: Space Shuttle practice
A must for anyone who has read anything at all about Chuck Yaeger and the USAF test pilots at Muroc.

Note the landing technique -- still used by the shuttle in 2005.
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